Friday night lights.

As parents, sometimes we really have to step outside our own box in order to ensure our kids get to experience a full spectrum of what life has to offer. Understanding that they are individuals who will have their own tastes, preferences and interests means doing all you can to give them opportunities to discoverContinue reading “Friday night lights.”

Happiness is elusive. But joy isn’t.

Happiness is touted as being some great thing that we should strive for, seek after and attain. Happiness at work. Happiness in relationships. But Happiness is a fickle mistress. She changes with each differing circumstance. For all our lifelong efforts in pursuit of her, we are often left feeling like a failure because we neverContinue reading “Happiness is elusive. But joy isn’t.”

So, we weathered a hurricane.

Florence wasn’t our first hurricane since we made North Carolina home seven and a half years ago. And like others before her, we survived unscathed. It’s heartbreaking to see others losing their homes and in some cases, their lives, while we only suffered some flickering power. We expect a lot more rain over the weekendContinue reading “So, we weathered a hurricane.”